Putnam County Land Trust

Putnam County Land Trust: Save Open Spaces, Inc. was established and incorporated in 1969 as Southeast Open Spaces, Inc. and is one of the oldest land trusts in New York State. As demand grew for a county-wide land trust and properties were acquired outside of the Town of Southeast, the name of the organization was changed to Save Open Spaces, Inc., and then to Putnam County Land Trust: Save Open Spaces, Inc (PCLT).

PCLT is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and protecting natural resources through ownership of sensitive lands, easements, planning strategies, and environmental education. Acquired properties must meet specific criteria of the organization, including, but not limited to: unique natural resource features or unusual scenic (aesthetic) or cultural qualities; resources significant to the protection of the environment and biodiversity (habitats, wetlands, watercourses, steep slopes, etc.); or greenways. Lands must also be of a size to permit use for passive recreation and/or a natural sanctuary and contain reasonable public road access. The land’s proximity and significance to other protected parcels is examined as well. PCLT works with various governmental agencies, environmental organizations, and the public to help meet their corresponding goals and objectives, as well.

Contact Putnam County Land Trust

Contact Putnam County Land Trust

PO Box 36
Brewster, New York  10509-0036
Phone: (845) 278-2808


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Putnam County, New York